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graham kay

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95 posts

65 months

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Hi, my wife wants me to buy her an RX8 and I would like to know apart from the obvious difference in rated power are there any other differences between the two and how noticeable is the power difference?

Syndrome

892 posts

62 months

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The main differences are in cosmetic bits and bobs, bits of body kit and i think the alloys are different. The Power and torque delivery of the 231 version is right at the top of the rev band, the torque is spread a little more evenly in the 192 (but there's less of it). I wouldn't bother with the 192, unless the marginaly better fuel consumption is an issue, and the slightly cheaper insurance is what you want.

Edited by Syndrome on Sunday 21st February 16:13

nottyash

4,274 posts

83 months

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Sunday 21st February 2010 quote quote all
I read that the 231 was 6 speed and had xenons as standard. I really dont know how true this is though.

todd69

240 posts

102 months

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nottyash said:
I read that the 231 was 6 speed and had xenons as standard. I really dont know how true this is though.
Correct, other version is 5speed only, revs to 7k instead of the 9 you get on the 231.
Easiest way to tell them apart is the headlamp washers, 231 has them, other one doesn't.

Loved the way the 231 handled but unless you revved it up to the 9k limit, well gutless IMO.



968CSReading

2,602 posts

106 months

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Monday 22nd February 2010 quote quote all
Graham

How much are you looking to spend. My 2005 231 with Mazda warranty + Borla + Carbon painted wheels (with a spare set) might be for sale at the right price.
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graham kay

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Monday 22nd February 2010 quote quote all
968CSReading said:
Graham

How much are you looking to spend. My 2005 231 with Mazda warranty + Borla + Carbon painted wheels (with a spare set) might be for sale at the right price.
Hi, i was looking to do a deal with my Jaguar X-Type 2.0diesel XS-LE limited edition 05 plate 34k miles in Grey with full black leather

968CSReading

2,602 posts

106 months

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Tuesday 23rd February 2010 quote quote all
Ah Ok. Nice car but im thinking of a M5 (or E39 5 with a V8)
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